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Woman assaulted during attempted robbery in Brooklyn: police

Posted: 8:06 AM, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-12 13:41:11-05
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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Authorities are searching for a man accused of attacking a woman during an attempted robbery in Brooklyn Tuesday morning.

The 38-year-old woman was walking in the vicinity of Wilson Street and Lee Avenue around 7 a.m., when she was approached by a man, police said.

The man shoved the victim to the ground and attempted to take her purse, repeatedly saying “Give me the money!,” according to police.

When the victim refused, the man allegedly struck her face several times with an unknown object and fled.

The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for lacerations and bruising to her face, cops said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Correction: This article has been updated with the location of the incident.